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With no relief in sight, it’s ‘Dukhant Lok’ for residents

Two years of badgering with the developer for basic infrastructure has reached a crescendo. Now, to make their voices heard, residents of Sushant Lok have re-christened the township as ‘Dukhant Lok’. HT reports.

india Updated: May 28, 2011 00:58 IST
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Two years of badgering with the developer for basic infrastructure has reached a crescendo. Now, to make their voices heard, residents of Sushant Lok have re-christened the township as ‘Dukhant Lok’.

The balconies of many homes in C-block of Sushant Lok phase 2 are far from being an evening delight. With an open piece of land being used as a sewage dump-cum-public toilet by construction workers nearby, the stench keeps most residents away. “This is our ‘Dukhant lake’ where the developer dumps all the sewage from the locality. The stagnant water emits a horrible smell which makes it difficult to open our balconies,” Vikrant, resident of Sushant Lok 2, C-block said. The same land is also used as a public toilet by 500 families of labourers involved in construction work in the complex. “Not only is it embarrassing for residents, it also creates an unhygienic atmosphere. We cannot look out of our windows or balconies facing the land,” Vikrant said.

Another major issue in the long list of grievances is lax security. AC Agnihotri, vice president of Sushant Lok RWA said, “In a survey conducted by the local SHO a while back, we found only three guards at work, out of which one was fast asleep. Security can be called nil in this huge township which has resulted in many break-ins, chain snatching and theft cases.”

Irregular garbage collection, lack of regular water supply, no playgrounds or green belts and no community centre or club are other problems that have not been solved for the past two years. “Our locality lacks basic infrastructure. The buildings have been constructed in such a manner that they will not last 25 years. The developer has leased out land earmarked for a community centre to Ryder School Academy which run a private sports academy in the premises,” VR Shankar, another resident complained.

Ansal API official Col. Chhibber was not available for comment